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Boarding school aimed at Māori boys has outdoor education emphasis

Taupo is to get a charter school - a boarding school aimed at Maori boys in Years 11 to 13 with an emphasis on outdoor education.

New Zealand’s first charter school – three years on

JUDE BARBACK checks in on New Zealand’s first charter school nearly three years on to find out how it is progressing, in spite of ongoing opposition to the partnership schools model.

Ministry and school clash over ‘flexible learning spaces’

The Ministry says the structures, which are basically large, open-plan classrooms, can be set up in a variety of ways. But at many schools two or more class "groups" and teachers work collaboratively in the spaces at one time.

Schools launch $20,000-plus campaign against Tomorrow’s Schools reforms

A group of state and integrated schools has launched a campaign costing at least $23,000 to "say no to hubs".

Online or onsite education: how do you choose?

There are so many reasons for choosing e-learning. You can study when and where you choose, thereby slotting it in around commitments of work and home. There is no cost attached to opening a...

Minister dismissive of “glowing” charter schools report

Charter school advocates are frustrated at the Education Minister's refusal to acknowledge the positive points made by students and parents about charter schools in a recently released report.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Charter Schools are not faceless entities

"Closing charter schools" is not a sterile action against faceless organisations, says ALWYN POOLE, in reaction to calls to abolish partnership schools following the change of government.

The quantum shift: preparing young people for the complexity of their world

The simple know-remember-recall learning process transformed into something more complex and continues to evolve. Mark Treadwell discusses these changes and how educators and parents need to embrace them.

Time to take a serious look at our literacy

The news that our children's reading abilities are slipping should be a wake-up call. For the first time in 15 years, not only have we been overtaken by similar countries, but our literacy levels have actually regressed.

Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen.
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